When it comes to scenery, Grant County seems to have it all.
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When it comes to scenery, Grant County seems to have it all.
The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, with its multicolored hills, towering cliffs, canyons and fossil-rich areas, showcases more than 40 million years of geological history.
The Painted Hills is the place to go to experience a little bit of mars on earth.
Magone Lake is one of Grant County’s favorite places to cool off on scorching hot summer days.
At Bates State Park they don’t roll out the red carpet for you, but they do roll it up.
No matter where Stephanie LeQuieu goes, the companionship of music travels along with her.
Clinton Coalwell, owner of Custom Wood Creations, has been following his own path to custom-made craftsmanship.
Replacing the floors in a home is a surefire way to give it a new look. But purchasing quality flooring and hiring qualified professionals can get expensive fast.
Need a tiller, auger, bucket, jack hammer, stump grinder, trencher or sweeper? A compact track loader may be the perfect resource.
Adding a water feature to your yard or patio adds a cooling, relaxing element to your environment.
Hotter weather means running your air conditioner more to keep you and your family cool inside the house. For many families, that means more of an expense when it comes to the utility bills.
Wood-burning fire pits are wonderful focal points for the gathering space in your yard.
While you should welcome some insects to your gardens, there are other pests that are less welcome.
Let’s say your thumb isn’t exactly green. Let’s say it is, in fact, more gray or black than anything. That’s OK. You, too, can still have a gorgeous garden by following the USDA’s planting zones.
Bees and other pollinators — bats, butterflies, beetles, wasps and birds, among others — play a critical role in nature and in our food production system.
Summer weather means spending more time outside. And while you’re out there, you may notice that the winter months took a harsh toll on your exterior surfaces.
Jeff Thomas of Thomas Orchards is "cautiously optimistic" about this year's crop.
Grant County's official visitor guide.
Prairie City students are putting food on the table.
Joe McCracken slowly rumbles in his hay truck across Crown Ranch’s muddy pastures Friday as heifers and calves meander over for morning feeding with snow-capped mountains off in the distance.
In honor of National Ag Week, March 21-27, I’d like to share a few things I’ve learned while working for Oregon Farm Bureau since 2004.
On National Agriculture Day, we recognize the unique and irreplaceable value that farmers, ranchers, foresters, farmworkers, and other agricultural stewards have contributed to our Nation’s pa…
Here at Len’s Pharmacy, we have had a wild ride in 2020, and it looks like 2021 (part II) is lining up for more adventure! One thing we have learned over the last year is that life is full of …
Blue Mountain Hospital District is excited to announce a free sports injury clinic for Grant County student athletes. Whether you are injured on the field, in practice or have a nagging long-t…
With the stress of current events and living with a pandemic for roughly a year, people are struggling with mental health now more than ever.
A new face will be providing cardiology services at Blue Mountain Hospital.
As an optometrist, patients often express to me one of their greatest fears in life is to go blind. Fortunately for most of us, legal blindness will not happen in our life time. However, the m…
Let’s begin 2021 by bringing dental health into our overall health focus. The mouth and the body are not separate systems. Attention to the basics and dental-medical cooperation will give you …
Jim and Sandy Bay built Canyon Mountain Center in John Day as a venue for personal well-being, relaxation and self-discovery. CMC offers several stress reduction practices to support conscious…
Grant County spans over 5,000 square miles, and with Blue Mountain Hospital being the only hospital in the county, emergency medical services are one of the most important needs for our commun…
Seventy-five years ago, the 33rd President of the United States, Harry Truman, announced the end of World War II as Japan surrendered a month after atomic bombs leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
John Day resident Leslie Traylor said her father, Oscar “Whitey” Lent, was always just her dad.
From May 21, 1948
The Bales Ranch south of Kimberly on Highway 19, owned by Minnie Bales, was sold to Art and Rena Waldorf in 1946. They named it the “W-4.”
Morning sunlight spilled into the garage, illuminating a bent figure, about 5-foot-2. George Tsugawa was plucking weeds from potted plants. At 99, he still helps with the family-run nursery.
This story begins like every summer as we hunters patiently await the draw results to come out on June 20. I was hoping to be one of the lucky ones to draw a coveted archery elk tag for one of…
Many try, but few succeed in getting a tag to hunt for bighorn sheep.
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As the deer population in Eastern Oregon has dwindled by roughly 50% in the past 40 years, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Eastern District is proposing requiring archery hunters …
Fresh snow had just melted and the scent trail was more than a day old when a yellow Labrador retriever named Buck went in search of evidence linked to an elk that had been poached on March 19…
As far back as Jake Reynolds can remember, hunting season is what always brought his family together.
It’s the magic number for many young hunters: 12, the first year you can apply to hunt big game.
Some years ago, I was elk hunting in Umatilla National Forest up above Spray, and near the end of my stalk, I came upon an old skid road and decided to walk it out to the main road where I cou…
Trinyty Howard, the granddaughter of Neil and Jan Bauer, shot this buck last year.
While we’ve had a series of hard winters, last winter was mild throzecause of reduced cold-weather mortality on big game populations.
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When the United States introduced food rationing at the height of World War II, the government prompted Americans to grow their own produce to be self-sufficient during rough times.
An exciting aspect of spring is the return of wildlife to your backyard. Flocks of birds and hungry squirrels will likely find a new place to call home throughout the neighborhood.
Many Americans who appreciate a luscious, full lawn throughout the spring and summer turn to sprinkler or irrigation systems. To perform at peak performance, they will require attention before…
While growing fruits and vegetables is a rewarding experience, a blooming display in your backyard can give you a sense of pride each time you step outside. Achieving a beautiful garden requir…
Within the home, you and your family rely on many components to maintain your safety. This spring make time to inspect these important systems to ensure they are working efficiently.
Winter weather can quickly degrade important components on your garage door, causing them to rust or seize. Since it’s such an important part of your home that provides convenience and securit…